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earthquake we saw in the marina they went right over and those are -- >> very vulnerable buildings. >> very and there are a lot of apartment buildings in san that that are like that. >> and time to. >> >> retrofit the buildings so people can stay in them after the earthquake. >> what do they need? do they need information? do they need incentives? mandates? >> that's a good question. i think it starts with information. people think that new buildings are earthquake proof and don't understand the performance the building will have so we want a transparent of letting people know is my building going to be safe in it after an earthquake? is my building so dangers i should be
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afraid of being injured? so developing a ranking system for buildings would be very important and i think for some of the larger apartment buildings that are soft story we need a mandatory program to fix the buildings, not over night and not without financial help or incentive, but a phased program over time that is reasonable so we can fix those buildings, and for the smaller soft story buildings and especially in san francisco and the houses over garages we need information and incentives and coaxing the people along and each of the owners want their house to be safe enough. >> we want the system and not just mandate everybody. >> that's right. >> i hear about people talking about this concept of resiliency. as you're fixing your knowledge you're adding to
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the city wide resiliency. >> >> what does that mean? >> that's a great question. what spur has done is look at that in terms of recovery and in new orleans with katrina and lost many of the people, hasn't recovered the building stock. it's not a good situation. i think we can agree and in san we want to rebuild well and quickly after a major disaster so we have defined what that means for our life lines. how do we need the gasolines to perform and water perform after an earthquake and the building stock as well, so we have the goal of 95% of our homes to be ready for shelter in place after a major earthquake, and that way people can stay within the city. we don't lose our work force. we don't lose the people that make san francisco so special. we keep everybody here and that
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allow us to recover our economy, and everything because it's so interdependent. >> so that is a difficult goal but i think we can achieve it over the long time so thank you very much for hosting us and hosting this great exhibit, and thank you very much for joining >> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of one of the most incredibly
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unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >> the program began 20 years ago. our founder was an environmentalist and an activist and an artist in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can
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the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go out shopping, take the materials that, and get to work. it is kind of like a reprieve, so they can really focus on their body of work. >> when you are talking about
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recology, do you have the only sculpture garden at the top? >> it is based on work that was done many years ago in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren.
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can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third. there is a pamphlet about hearing dea -- nearing death. this is a dead rabbit. this is what i am working on
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now. this is a greeting card that i found, making it embroidered. it is for a very special friend. >> while we were looking at this, i glanced down and this is amazing, and it is on top of a book, it is ridiculous and amazing. >> i am interested in the serendipity of these still life compositions. when he got to the garbage and to see the arrangement of objects that is completely spontaneous. it is probably one of the least thought of compositions. people are getting rid of this stuff. it holds no real value to them, because they're disposing of it. >> we're here in another recology studio with abel. what attracted you to apply for this special program? >> who would not want to come to the dump? but is the first question. for me, being in a situation that you're not comfortable in
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has always been the best. >> what materials were you immediately attracted to when you started and so what was available here? >> there are a lot of books. that is one of the thing that hits me the most. books are good for understanding, language, and art in general. also being a graphic designer, going straight to the magazines and seeing all this printed material being discarded has also been part of my work. of course, always wood or any kind of plastic form or anything like that. >> job mr. some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. -- taught me through some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. >> the first thing that attracted me to this was the printed surface. it was actually a poster. it was a silk screen watercolor, about 8 feet long. in terms of the flatwork, i work with a lot of cloddish. so being able to cut into it come at into it, removed parts,
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it is part of the process of negotiating the final form. >> how do you jump from the two dimensional work that you create to the three-dimensional? maybe going back from the 3f to 2d. >> everything is in the process of becoming. things are never said or settled. the sculptures are being made while i am doing the collages, and vice versa. it becomes a part of something else. there's always this figuring out of where things belong or where they could parapets something else. at the end goal is to possibly see one of these collage plans be built out and create a structure that reflects back into the flat work. >> thank you so much for allowing "culturewire" to visit this amazing facility and to learn more about the artists in residence program.
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is there anything you like our viewers to know? >> we have art exhibitions every four months, and a win by the public to come out. everybody is welcome to come out. we have food. sometimes we have gains and bands. it is great time. from june to september, we accept applications from bay area artists. we encouraged artists from all mediums to apply. we want as many artists from the bay area out here so they can have the same experience. >> how many artists to do your host here? >> 6 artist a year, and we receive about 108 applications. very competitive. >> but everyone should be encouraged to apply. thank you again for hosting us. >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪ my very big pleasure to welcome i to the opening of our
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convention 2014 and this convention is carried by the person he is still trying to get the governor going both the room and co- organizer i want to welcome pat from the tv pod there. this conventions wouldn't have happened without our convention committee we have a convention and industrial committee 35 experts and they've done a fantastic job making the convention program possible bringing the colleagues to talk and i think we've experienced some of the session i thought they were full to capacity so we're very impressed we've got
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the interest i want thank the supporters first our close partner we just announced two days ago filed a agreement with cal sea they're our local partner (clapping.) thank you. and another close partner is the american society for solar energy they have a convention and i might say those among you from a excess please tell them this is a wonderful opportunity to bring the a assess members together to have a show and exhibition for all the members so i suggest it would be great to continue this great
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co- relation with a sea in the future. finally, i want to appreciate the alliance for for science their many others from other organizations that brings together the very exciting program which we have as a convention sponsor we want to welcome but now i don't want to spend any more time i see our governor jerry best graffiti watch volunteer award is in the room i want to celebrate his 40 years as governor (clappin (clappin
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(clappin (clapping) >> i've never been introduced that way it heathens my feeling of ab obsolescence (laughter) but i'll try to be as sustainable for as long as i can i look at 40 years this november actually but important importantly here we are in san francisco in california at this solar event with a strong heavier german influence i've been connecting with my interdepression since my grandfather sampling came in here i was on mothers ancestral grand slam looking at gull lists
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and dry hard come 35kd soil thinking of ways to revitalize the way to save water and recharge the underground quarts and live with the other catches up that inhabit this special land. i'm feeling a a little bit distance from this urbanization since out in the country there's coyotes and swurlz and a hawk that made me think of late lent political opposition (laughter) so, anyway i'll say i was around with california impacted a 55 percent tax for solar installations in 1975 and it was
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something for the space program up to the rooftop it was really solar thermal but in the decades that have come after it's amazing how the industry has advanced and the ordinary citizens have picked the sustainability of a real sense as we live and go about our lives and our work we have to take accountability for the long-term things. when you've been around for 40 years you have a sense that time is passing and we have to think about what our impact is and that impact is real. the fact that people aren't around i can't envision years from now but we have a real
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impact to department the capacity and imagination not only this quarter or this year but the decades to come. and that's why even in cost benefit analysis they might say someone today their lives are worth several million and 50 millions several hundred thousand and one hundred and 50 its far reduced yet we're all tied together in now and into the future so california has been pioneering those items we have the keep that in mind program and the building efficiency and our alliance efficiency our zero vehicle program and by the way, it will hit the hundred thousand mark very soon
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(clapping) and we have our high speed rail program that will be delivered by renewable energy hopefully, a love of solar hopefully it will take place and don't worry about it there's plenty of solar to be installed over the years - (clapping.) it's not a limit you think of a third renewable eventually we have to get to the level of energy and those types of source of energy we're not raising the green house gases we have a long way to go and while it's exciting to be with likes minded people it's well, to take a pause and realize that the take we're on now is not sustainable
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we have to make a turn and a shift anytime you're talking about an organism or political those shifts are not easy to make it's just as harden in california we have to adapt policies and get insights and build consensus so it's not about the elicit but the people themselves we have to build consensus so a convention like this contributes to it we have a consensus to build reanything else energy and build efficiently and that's our task going forward i noticed an e-mail california is the 8th largest economic jurisdiction in the world we've surplus italy
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and russia i don't know if there's italians here but i don't know if we should, commemorated or congratulated but make sure our economy is able to extract more and more value from less material and that's going to take a real genus and california really got going at the time of the gold rush there were people here before that but they lived quietly and that's why they didn't screw up at the time of the gold rush it was the biggest slim lose when things got slow tell the world with a pick-and-shovel you'll get rich
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hundreds of thousands of people came to california and dry it was really a backwater and yet when gold came people from german and italy and russia all over the world and it then went to agriculture and oil and now high tech and internet and viacom and that's a viagra of the imagination even more powerful than the mining of sierra's for the gold as we mine our imagines we have to intensity not only gadgets but keep our eye on the big goal and that's certainly to build is more equitable and justice society to all the creatures and ourselves over time that's why
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solar is important and along with all the ways that we can adjust how we and the generations that come after us can live in a way that humanity b will continue owe not designate this and that's some go to celebrate and congratulate ourselves it's daunting this is a real mount everest to climb we haven't made the climb is sustainability let's take a renewed excitement and commitment from how far we've gotten with you not kid ourselves we have a much harder and itch more formable challenge ahead of us i join i with to do
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everything we possible can to make sure our economy and energy and all the ways we live together works now and for the indefinite future thank you and welcome to california. thank you (clapping) >> thank you so much. (clapping.) thank you so much governor you're an inspiration for everyone in the room that had the pleasure to hear you what an admirable person that helps us and we're grateful that was possible with our tight schedule to come and set the conference
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on the right path thank you very much (clapping) now i have the pleasure to invite our host mayor edwin lee the mayor of san francisco and we're very glad we're here for the third time when he became the first asian-american mayor of san francisco this is an for coming and giving us your greetings (clapping.) thank you, dr. weber it's hard to follow the governors i've lined to every wondering word but don't we have a great governor of the state of california we certainly do (clapping) well, thank you governor jerry brown and good evening, everyone
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thank you and welcome to san francisco it's a pleasure to welcome solar 2014 for a 7th year in a row that's great, thank you doctor weber we have developed a great partner with the solar company and it's stunning we haven't really left the days of the gold rush this was when pioneers and future seekers and immigrants all types of people came rushing into the san francisco bay area to the state of california to find what to find answers to improve their lives it so happens that this spirit of innovation and entrepreneursship is still awake and instead of calling them the names of femur seeks we call
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them diserupts and innovators and one is the solar industry that's diserupt active in a fine sense the united states has seen a record growth in solar snauksz and, in fact, the average cost of the module has dropped 80 percent in the last 5 years? the hard work that conference has done and many of the people companies innovating models to make solar accessible to everyone. by the way, you to you know the solar companies comply many, many jobs and 50 thousand jobs in california and in the bay area 21 thousands of them solar
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green proud jobs that's pitting a lot of people back to work (clapping) and all of this and this great job growth this this sustainable industry has been done in the worse economic times of this country we're not only the economics are against us but the grid look in washington, d.c. was against us we've done this in california and those achievements require a partnership and vision and thank goodness we've got governor jerry brown and the policies are reflected in a 3 that percent portfolio that's a goal worth achieving in san francisco i'm
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proud of our own state, in fact, in the last decade we've built out our energy resources we've installed 16 muni megawatts generating capacity and i'm proud of our municipal solar we put solar outstanding on our davies city hall that's the only one that is the greenest in the world we've got 5 more large solar projects in the works and doing our partly to get the residents and businesses joining in that's why for the next 2 years i've invested $10 million in the goal solar san francisco that's our national program i'm very proud of it (clapping) and the go solar program is popular 3 thousand homes have
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been installed with solar with megawatts of clean energy. the success of the go solar energy not only generates energy i know your creating the best paying jobs and san franciscans who wouldn't be applied are being trapped we're reaching in and training them on the thing they felt they had no connection to in the past we have an amazing 31 solar companies participated in go solar sf and our workforce development program insures those jobs will be there for everyone and thanks to the governor and his leadership i've started the case in san francisco.